Language & Literacy
The Electronic Beowulf is an image-based edition of Beowulf, the great Old English poem surviving in the British Library in a composite codex known as Cotton Vitellius A. xv.
The Electronic Literature Organization was founded in 1999 to foster and promote the reading, writing, teaching, and understanding of literature as it develops and persists in a changing digital environment.
Project examples from the Electronic Literature Organization
Google Books helps you search within and discover books, not download or read books without paying for them. For books under copyright, you'll see only a small portion of the book at a time-plus links to places where you can buy or borrow it. If you find a book that's out of copyright (in the Public Domain), you will be able to view the full text of the book.
The Brown University Women Writers Project is a long-term research project devoted to early modern women's writing and electronic text encoding. Our goal is to bring texts by pre-Victorian women writers out of the archive and make them accessible to a wide audience of teachers, students, scholars, and the general reader. We support research on women's writing, text encoding, and the role of electronic texts in teaching and scholarship.
Arts & Multimedia
Images for education and scholarship.
The 61 motion pictures in the Variety Stage collection include animal acts, burlesque, dance, comic sketches, dramatic excerpts, dramatic sketches, physical culture acts, and tableaus. The films represented date from copyrights of 1897 to 1920; the majority are drawn from the Library's extensive Paper Print Collection.
The Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) provides access through group or item records to about 75% of the Division's holdings, as well as to some images found in other units of the Library of Congress. Many of the catalog records are accompanied by digital images--about 1.2 million digital images in all. Not all images displayed in this catalog are in the public domain.
The Rossetti Archive facilitates the scholarly study of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the painter, designer, writer, and translator who was, according to both John Ruskin and Walter Pater, the most important and original artistic force in the second half of the nineteenth century in Great Britain.
This project is preserving records and memories of activism in the United States to support the struggles of African peoples against colonialism, apartheid, and social injustice from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Three initiatives: the Global Middle Ages Project (GMAP, pronounced "g-map"), the Mappamundi cybernetic initiative ("mappamundi" = "map of the world"), and the Scholarly Community for the Globalization of the Middle Ages (SCGMA, pronounced "sigma"). Each initiative brings together a cluster of scholars, universities, institutes, and centers who are working toward the goal of transforming how we see and understand the world across macrohistorical time: a thousand years of history, literature, technology, cultural encounters and crossings, ideas, movement, and change.
IDP is a ground-breaking international collaboration to make information and images of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road freely available on the Internet and to encourage their use through educational and research programmes.
The Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project is an electronic archive of primary source materials related to the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and new transcriptions of court materials.
The Project is an archive of color photographs designed for teachers, students and scholars to supplement visually books and articles published on the cathedral and town of Salisbury.
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute is part of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California with an extensive archive of over 52,000 videotaped testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses.
The Valley of the Shadow houses a digital archive of thousands of letters, diaries, newspapers, speeches, census, and church records from Augusta County, Virginia and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, attempting to detail the lives of ordinary people during the Civil War.
JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly content. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship.
Internet Public Library 2 (ipl2) is the result of the Internet Public /Library and the Librarians' Internet Index. Librarians' Internet Index (LII) is a publicly-funded website and weekly newsletter.You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter by RSS or web view. You can also search and browse our website for the best of the Web. We have over 20,000 entries, also maintained by our librarians and organized into 14 main topics and nearly 300 related topics.
The CDLI is the effort of an international group of Assyriologists, museum curators, and historians of science to make the form and content of cuneiform tablets available through the internet. The tablets date from the beginning of writing, ca. 3350 BC to the end of the pre-Christian era.
Since 1999, Johns Hopkins University has pioneered research on digitizing cuneiform tablets. Through the use of a digital 3D scanner, the JHU team is making available high-resolution, archival-quality representations of cuneiform tablets.
An international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.
A chronological inventory of findings for the cultural heritage of Turkey
A database of archaeological excavations since 2000.
MAGIS, maintained by DePauw University, is a database of regional surveys in the greater Mediterranean region.
Geraldine Heng (historian) University of Texas Global Middle Ages Portal. MappaMundi is a multi-dimensional initiative for the study of the middle ages. Ultimately, users will be able to take an avatar on a tour of the world on a medieval world map.
Open Context is a free, open access resource for the electronic publication of primary field research from archaeology and related disciplines. Search "lightbox" for examples of primary data being shared.